WEBINAR // A Fresh Look at US Serbia Relations

WEBINAR // A Fresh Look at US Serbia Relations

On May 15, 2024 the Global Policy Institute (GPI) and Bay Atlantic University (BAU) held an event titled “A Fresh Look at US Serbia Relations” at BAU, 8th floor conference room.
US relations with Serbia have been and are frosty on account of US support for Bosnia first and then Kosovo. While many years passed since the US led armed conflict against Serbia, with many of the old actors dead or imprisoned, Belgrade feels that Washington unfairly treated Serbia. Is there a way to change these perceptions? Is there a way to finally settle the old territorial and ethnic disputes in a creative way that will satisfy Serbia and the other parties? More broadly, should the US reconsider the importance of Serbia in the Balkans and appreciate the potential upside of improved relations with Belgrade? To learn more about these critical issues, participants joined us in our conversation with Dr. Neven Cveticanin, President of the Belgrade based Forum for Strategic Studies as he offered a distinct perspective on how to look at and tackle the complexity of Western Balkan geopolitics.

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About the Speaker

Dr. Neven Cvetićanin, President of Forum for Strategic Studies and Principal Research Fellow of Institute of Social Sciences Belgrade, Former MP in Serbia.
Dr. Neven Cvetićanin is President of Serbian independent think tank Forum for Strategic Studies (FORST) and Principal Research Fellow at national Institute of Social Sciences in Belgrade. He obtained degrees in philosophy, sociology and political sciences. He has published several books and dozens scientific articles on political ideology, political philosophy/sociology, international relations, global analysis, the strategic geopolitical developments in the 21st century, politics of Western Balkans, etc. Between 2012-2014 he served as member of Serbian parliament – National Assembly and was a member of the parliamentary Committee for Education, Science and Technological Development, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on the Constitution and Legislation.

About the Moderator

Paolo von Schirach became President of the Global Policy Institute, GPI, in 2016. He is also Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Bay Atlantic University, BAU, in Washington DC. He previously served as Department Chair for Political Science and IR at BAU. Areas of expertise: US politics and economics, international security, NATO affairs, the war in Ukraine, the Middle East, US-China relations, Africa, terrorism, oil and gas and renewable energy.
Paolo von Schirach is the Founder and Editor of the Schirach Report, an online publication focusing on politics, economics and international security. Von Schirach is a frequent lecturer, TV and radio commentator, on US foreign and domestic politics and global issues. Media: He is frequently on Alhurra TV, Asharq News, BBC Arabic, TG5 (Italy), Cairo TV, Sky News Arabia, Newsy, France 24, and other networks.
Career: For more than 25 years von Schirach worked in emerging markets as Team Leader and Senior Expert managing investment and trade promotion programs. Prior to that he was a Research Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, CSIS, which was followed by filling the role of Director of Communications, and later on Senior Research Fellow, at the Atlantic Council. He was Deputy Director of the Global Security Project at Georgetown University, and Vice President for International Programs at Intelx, an institution focusing on international education. He was an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Program of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, (MSFS). He has been a frequent lecturer at the Foreign Service Institute, (FSI), the U.S. Federal Government’s primary foreign affairs training institution. Education: von Schirach holds higher degrees from Georgetown University where he was also a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow in the Government Department, the London School of Economics, the University of Pisa, Italy, and the Scuola Universitaria Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa.